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MPS enrollment fair highlights programs ... but don't neglect the school visit

Published Jan. 26, 2015

Maybe it's just because I love visiting schools, but I always tell prospective parents to go to a school that interests them as a potential option for their children. Sure, read Great Schools' ratings, talk to other parents, Google the school, but if you're going to do one thing only: go to the school. Not sure which school or schools to check out? Then the first step is to visit the MPS All-School Enrollment Fair on Saturday, Jan. 31 at Milwaukee High School of the Arts.

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MPS boys basketball teams take to big stage for "City Review"

Published Jan. 20, 2015

As Milwaukee Public Schools works to improve athletic opportunities for students, six of the district's high school boys basketball teams will take to a big stage later this month. "The City Review" is set for Friday, Jan. 30, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panther Arena downtown at 400 W. Kilbourn Ave.

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Ald. Davis' "Reasonable Alternative to the Downtown Streetcar"

Published Jan. 16, 2015

Statement from Ald: Joe Davis, Sr.: It's time to put rhetoric aside and place a proposal on the table on why the African American community should defeat the downtown Streetcar system and require Mayor Barrett to invest the $55 million of federal funding in the area of greatest need.

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Annual public Montessori summit welcomes Milwaukee community

Published Jan. 14, 2015

For the third straight year, Milwaukee Public Schools' Montessori community has organized a free event for parents, students, teachers and supporters of public Montessori programs. The summit, which takes place Saturday, Jan. 24 from noon until 4:30 p.m. at MacDowell Montessori, 6415 W. Mount Vernon Ave.

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Accountability, recovery and Dave Begel

Published Jan. 13, 2015

Wisconsin Republicans have unveiled their version of a "school accountability" bill; Democrats released their own bill designed to increase accountability at private schools that receive tax-funded vouchers, some students lost two pre-exam days to weather, the Packers won a playoff game, and a fellow OnMilwaukee.com columnist responded to what Jay Bullock wrote ... not necessarily in that order.

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Morse-Marshall School students bring gifts for veterans

Published Jan. 8, 2015

Students from the Morse-Marshall School for the Gifted and Talented will visit the Milwaukee VA's Spinal Cord Injury Building Jan. 12. Gifts of 10 handmade wheelchair hub caps are to be presented to veterans by the group of students.

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Pathways ideas generate discussion - and some ire - but are not done deals

Published Jan. 7, 2015

As kids return to school this week, many MPS families are wondering about the future of their programs, thanks to a document that quietly seeped out in December, drawing immediate discussion. Nestled quietly into an MPS committee meeting agenda last month was a description of facilities and programmatic changes that district administration calls "Pathways Projects." We asked board member Claire Zautke about them.

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A "recovery district" won't be magic

Published Jan. 6, 2015

Milwaukee's children, especially poor minority children, start school behind their white suburban peers, fall further behind over the years, and by the time they graduate, if they do, still end up in remedial college classes at a depressingly high rate. These are the facts, and they're true across all Milwaukee's sectors, they're true generally of urban poor children across the country, and they will be true of any Milwaukee "recovery district."

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MPS expands Junior Achievement Learning Journey for 5th graders

Published Dec. 18, 2014

This morning at a press conference, Driver will announce that Junior Achievement of Wisconsin and MPS are again teaming up to expand the Learning Journey for district fifth graders at Junior Achievement BizTown, at JA Kohl's Education Center, 11111 W. Liberty Dr.

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Flu is upon us and Milwaukee is awash in germs

Published Dec. 16, 2014

Stay away from Facebook, it's covered in germs. If it wasn't alarming enough that every third social media post appears to be about a feverish and/or vomiting child, the news at some local schools has been pretty crazy, too.

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DCD committee reviews proposals for Garfield Avenue School

Published Dec. 11, 2014

Yesterday, the DCD team reviewing the three proposals that were submitted - by Gorman and Co., Maures/Common Bond and Brinshore - to redevelop the former Garfield Avenue School and some adjacent property decided against making a recommendation.

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Well-rounded afterschool programs are essential to year-long success

Published Dec. 5, 2014

As students approach the midpoint of another school year, there is a central conversation among parents and guardians regarding the quality of education their children receive at school. Part of those conversations should also focus on afterschool care, which is a prime opportunity for student enrichment.